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csd
2010-03-07 23:12:25
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Motorways
I have an unwritten rule that I never really want to be driving for more than 2.5 hours each way for a day's bagging. Since I've done most of the summits near my home in Dublin, it's meant I've been left with slim < 400m pickings when it comes to new summits. However, the recent completion of the M6 has meant that the Maamturks are now within the magic threshold. I can leave home in Dublin 8, join the N4, and be ready to go 2h20 later. Another section of the M9 to Waterford is due to open in the next few weeks, which will bring all of the Comeraghs and surrounding hills within reach. May should see another big chunk of the M7 opening, bringing the Shannon summits closer.
So next time you're pondering where to go, don't be afraid to cast your net a little farther afield. When it comes to working out exactly how far you'll get in 2.5 hours, the big mapping services are hopelessly out of date. However, OpenRouteService (http://data.giub.uni-bonn.de/openrouteservice/) uses the OpenStreetmap database, which is updated by volunteers. This usually means new motorway openings appear on maps days (or even hours) after opening rather than months. Give it a whirl and broaden your horizons!
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Route to Claggan NE Top
Onzy a day ago.
walk, Len: 8.0km, Climb: 2m, Area: Claggan Mountain NE Top, North Mayo (Ireland...

  
Track
Slievemore Circuit
Onzy a day ago.
Route over Slievemore descending over rough grouns to the SE for variety. walk, Len: 8.1km, Climb: 639m, Area: Slievemore, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Sliev...

  
Summit Comment
Farbreague: from Arderin
ewen a week ago.
Walked to Farbreague from Arderin. There is a track that some kind soul has marked with sticks and ribbon. When I say track, it is really a worn down trough in the bog.The multicoloured pipe at th...

Track
Onzy a day ago.

  
Summit Comment
Tonelagee: Fore!!!
ewen a week ago.
Did from the Wicklow gap car park following track 2378.This starts immediately opposite the top entrance to the car park next to the main road. 5 days before there had been snow but now the path w...

  
Summit Comment
Brandon Hill: Grand on Brandon!
MountainBoy a week ago.
Me and my Dad climbed this from the farm track off the Graiguenamanagh-Instioge road on 26/11/16. Right after we got out of the car, we were faced with the dilemma of whether to go straight ahead ...

Summit Summary
Robber's Pass Hill: Minor heathery lump. Overcivilised and underwhelming.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 5 days ago.
This oddly named hill is more a very minor heathery bump incorporated into the system of tracks laid out by the Wicklow Mountains National Park. It can be reached from any of the western car-parks...

  
Summit Comment
Croaghmoyle: Easy walk up to great views
Fergal Meath a week ago.
Low lying cloud/mist/fog discouraged me from putting the effort into going up Nephin today. On the way home I parked at the start of the Croaghmoyle service road and followed it past a wind turbin...

  
Track
Onzy a day ago.

Summit Comment
Ben of Howth: Loop walk starting from Howth Harbour
Joshua3 a week ago.
There is a nice loop walking signposted from Howth Harbour taking in the cliff path, summit and going close to the top of the Ben. The Black Linn walk is about 8 km and comfortably completed in un...

  
Summit Comment
Carrigroe: Sea of cloud
Kennyj a week ago.
Unusual low cloud today heading towards Carrigroe

  
Forum: General
Slieve Binnian - more track work ?
gernee 6 days ago.
Revisited Slieve Binnian for the first time in years on Friday - frost underfoot, blue skies and rolling mist contributed to a great walk, despite disappointment at seeing some of the track work u...


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